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Studies of expertise and experience

Collins, Harold ORCID: 2018. Studies of expertise and experience. Topoi 37 (1) , pp. 67-77. 10.1007/s11245-016-9412-1

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I describe the program of analysis of expertise known as ‘Studies of Expertise and Experience’, or ‘SEE’ and contrast it with certain philosophical approaches. SEE differs from many approaches to expertise in that it takes the degree of ‘esotericity’ of the expertise to be one of its characteristics: esotericity is not a defining characteristic of expertise. Thus, native language speaking is taken to be an expertise along with gravitational wave physics. Expertise is taken to be acquired by socialisation within expert communities. Various methods of analysis are described.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 01677411
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 November 2016
Date of Acceptance: 1 July 2016
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 17:55

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